Aron Pilhofer
Editor of Interactive News, New York Times


Aron Pilhofer is editor of Interactive News at The New York Times. His team blends journalism and technology to enhance The Times’s reporting online through social media, community and dynamic, data-driven Web applications. He is co-founder of two news startups: and Hacks and Hackers. Aron joined The Times in 2005 as a projects editor on the paper’s newly expanded computer-assisted reporting team, where he specialized in stories related to money, politics and influence for the politics desk and Washington bureau. Prior to joining The Times, Pilhofer was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, on the national training staff of Investigative Reporters and Editors and worked for a number of years as a statehouse and projects reporter for Gannett newspapers in New Jersey and Delaware.


Data That Matters
Location: King's Suite Level: Non-technical
Aron Pilhofer (New York Times), Mirko Lorenz (Deutsche Welle), Nicolas Kayser-Bril (Journalism++), Liliana Bounegru (European Journalism Centre)
Average rating: ***..
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Data journalism blurs the line between coders, data geeks and journalists. The Data Journalism Handbook encourages journalists to treat data as a source and to pick up their computer to try new ways of reporting. This session highlights key lessons from the book, including a) getting stories from data (big or small) b) business models for data driven newsrooms and c) how to get started. Read more.
Office Hour
Location: Sponsor Pavilion (Table C)
Liliana Bounegru (European Journalism Centre), Aron Pilhofer (New York Times), Mirko Lorenz (Deutsche Welle), Nicolas Kayser-Bril (Journalism++)
Mirko Lorenz, Deutsche Welle; Aron Pilhofer, New York Times; Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Journalism++ & Liliana Bounegru, European Journalism Centre. Read more.


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